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Prior taking break after Englands second Test defeat
Alastair Cook vows to stay on as England captain
Jos Buttler will replace Matt Prior behind the stumps in the third Test at Southampton but Alastair Cook will remain as England captain.
Buttler will make his Test debut in the game beginning on Sunday after Prior decided to take a break from international cricket for the rest of the summer following Englands defeat at Lords. The 23-year-old Lancashire wicketkeeper has played 33 one-day internationals and 36 Twenty20 matches for England but this will be his first opportunity in the longer format. Simon Kerrigan misses out after England opted for a 13-man squad instead of the 14 they named at Lords.Continue reading...
33-year-old won two golds at 2010 Delhi Games
Sheffields Nick Matthew will lead Team England into the Commonwealth Games after being named as the squads flag bearer.
The 33-year-old multiple squash world champion will walk out first at Wednesdays opening ceremony at Celtic Park after being nominated by his team-mates. It is deserved recognition for Matthew, who will defend two Commonwealth titles in Glasgow.Continue reading...
Becky Downie was just a kid when she first made a name for herself on the international stage. The shy 14-year-old from Nottingham won an unexpected individual bronze medal on that most terrifying of gymnastics apparatus, the balance beam, at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. Much more was expected to follow. But no one could have predicted that it would be an eight-year drought before Downie won another major international medal.
It has been a very long journey, says Downie softly, reflecting on coming full circle as she prepares to compete at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this week this time as the favourite. Downie is Britains gymnast of the moment, having matched Beth Tweddles historic achievement in winning a European title on the asymmetric bars in April this year.Continue reading...
Having already dispensed with last year's champion Chris Froome, the 2014 Tour de France developed further into a contest of last man standing as crashes forced out two other leading contenders, Alberto Contador and Andrew Talansky. The last man in question looked increasingly like Italy's Vincenzo Nibali, who appeared to have a firm grip on the race as it entered its final week and the home straight towards Paris. Meanwhile, the week got worse for Team Sky who, in addition to suffering Froome's Tour exit, sacked the British rider Jonathan Tiernan-Locke after he received a two-year ban for a violation of the UCI's biological passport.Continue reading...
Opening home fixture with Swansea the likely date
Manchester United will invite Rory McIlroy to parade the Claret Jug at Old Trafford after his victory at the Open on Sunday.
The lifelong United supporter will most likely show off the trophy at the clubs opening home game of the season, the visit of Swansea City on 16 August.Continue reading...